Miss Windsor presents her Pink & Spicy Gooseberry Fool. A rather unusual, yet chucklesome name for a dessert that for some bizarre reason appears to tickle the American’s – How endearing!
Gooseberry Fool is a quintessential British dessert. Traditionally made with green gooseberries which are ripe and ready to pick during the cheerful month of August.
However, I stumbled upon pink gooseberries when browsing through the fruit and vegetable aisle at my local Waitrose supermarket. Indeed darlings, those ravishing pink fruity balls of deliciousness immediately superseded the green common type - so, naturally I snapped up more than a few punnets!
Moving swiftly on - whilst in possession of such beauties I felt compelled to re-create a traditional recipe - with a bit of a Miss Windsor twist, of course! Therefore, following a jolly old flick through my 1903 edition of Mrs Beeton’s One Shilling Cookery Book - I settled on the classic dessert of Gooseberry Fool!
In fact, well according to my grandmother Josie, this antique cookery book from 1903 originally belonged to my great great grandmother Georgina, who would’ve been 42 years old at the time and cooked for a gaggle of 9 children using a ‘range cooker’ – Oh, How fascinating!
Darlings, Miss Windsor's recipe for Pink & Spicy Gooseberry Fool is bursting with a fusion of flavours and textures – creamy, spicy, sweet, yet sharp - perfect for a summer’s day dessert!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MISS WINDSOR
Preparation time: Approx 1 hour
Serves 2 delightful guests! (double the ingredients for 4, and so on!)
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